Building True Change (BTC) Coalition Submission on the EU Proposal for a Regulation on the prevention of money laundering or terrorist financing

Building True Change (BTC) Coalition Submission on the EU Proposal for a Regulation on the prevention of money laundering or terrorist financing

Statement-commentary During the April II plenary session, Parliament is due to vote on provisional agreements resulting from interinstitutional negotiations on the adoption of the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing […]

Russia lists Polish foundation as undesirable organisation

Russia lists Polish foundation as undesirable organisation

The Russian prosecutor’s office has declared the Open Dialogue Foundation, which operates in Poland, undesirable. The independent Mediazona portal wrote that the decision was made on 14 February, but it is only now that the Russian Justice Ministry has included the organisation on a special register. The portal’s journalists said it was unclear what specifically […]

Open Dialogue Foundation “undesirable” in Russia

Open Dialogue Foundation “undesirable” in Russia

Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office has included the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) on its list of “undesirable organisations” in the country. The Russian Prosecutor’s Office found that the Polish foundation poses “a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order of the Russian Federation.” “I am only surprised that it has occurred only now,” commented Chair […]

Open Dialogue Foundation on Russian list of undesirable organisations

Open Dialogue Foundation on Russian list of undesirable organisations

The Open Dialogue Foundation, founded in Poland, has been placed on the list of undesirable organisations in Russia, it was announced on Monday by the Russian Ministry of Justice. “This is an unusual form of recognition of our activities,” commented the organisation, which advocates for human rights and democracy. “Our management, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, Bartosz Kramek […]

Russia: Poland-based Open Dialogue Foundation listed as undesirable

Russia: Poland-based Open Dialogue Foundation listed as undesirable

The Open Dialogue Foundation, founded in Poland, has been placed on the list of undesirable organisations in Russia, announced the Russian Ministry of Justice on Monday. ‘This is an unusual form of recognition for our activities,’ commented the organisation, which advocates for human rights and democracy. “Our management, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, Bartosz Kramek and Marcin Mycielski, […]

Russia put a Polish foundation as undesirable. Decision by Ministry of Justice

Russia put a Polish foundation as undesirable. Decision by Ministry of Justice

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has declared the Open Dialogue Foundation, which operates in Poland, undesirable. The independent Mediazona portal wrote that the decision was made on 14 February, but it is only now that the Russian Ministry of Justice has entered the organisation in a special register. The portal’s journalists did not state what […]

Polish Open Dialogue Foundation deemed an “undesirable organisation”

Polish Open Dialogue Foundation deemed an “undesirable organisation”

The Russian Justice Ministry has recognised the Polish Open Dialogue Foundation (Fundacja Otwarty Dialog) as an “undesirable organisation”. The Open Dialogue Foundation was founded in Poland in 2009 by Ukrainian student and civic activist Lyudmyla Kozlovska. The organisation is engaged in the protection of human rights in post-Soviet regions and is guided by the values […]

Polish Open Dialogue Foundation recognized in Russia as “undesirable organisation”

Polish Open Dialogue Foundation recognized in Russia as “undesirable organisation”

Information about the inclusion of the Open Dialogue Foundation on the list of “undesirable organisations” has been posted on the website of the Russian Ministry of Justice. Since 2015 in Russia, the authorities have had the ability to declare foreign organisations “undesirable”. Such status means that, according to the Kremlin, they pose “a threat to […]

Strengthening the axis of evil: Dictatorships against Ukraine

Strengthening the axis of evil: Dictatorships against Ukraine

Executive summary This report is the eighth in a series of reports on how third-party countries, especially Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, are assisting Russia in its war against Ukraine. This report focuses on:  the interim results of Western and Ukrainian policies towards Russia and recommendations for strengthening the effectiveness of sanctions mechanisms; analysing the consequences of […]

The Globe & Mail: “Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report”

The Globe & Mail: “Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report”

In an article entitled “Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report” for The Globe & Mail, Steven Chase wrote about Russia evading sanctions imposed by Canada for its invasion of Ukraine through Central Asia. According to the World Liberty Congress, an alliance of pro-democracy activists from authoritarian countries co-founded in 2022 by the […]

”Bitcoin is borderless” Conference — how to combat financial exclusion worldwide?

”Bitcoin is borderless” Conference — how to combat financial exclusion worldwide?

Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), participated in the Bitcoin Amsterdam Conference, which took place from 12 to 14 October 2023. During the panel discussion at the conference Bitcoin is borderless, she shared her story of how Bitcoin allowed her to fight for human rights, help Ukraine during the war, and deal […]

Russia’s Decade-Long War Against Ukraine: How to Accelerate Ukrainian Victory

Russia’s Decade-Long War Against Ukraine: How to Accelerate Ukrainian Victory

Executive Summary This report is the sixth in a series of reports on how Russia circumvents sanctions with the help of Central Asian countries, particularly by way of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The subject of this report is an analysis of global trends and facts that point to Russia’s ability to accumulate sufficient resources for at […]

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